What if I told you that the posture of your foot has a tremendous effect on your knee, hip and even your lower back? Seems crazy, right? Let’s find out why the posture of your foot may be the missing link to getting you back to pain free movement. It’s no secret that the feetContinue Reading »
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Now more than ever we are hearing about how risky it is to be “unhealthy”. We need to start to think about health in a more holistic, well-rounded way. Facts: Exercise alone is not enough, diet alone is not enough, vitamins help. We need to get your immune system ready for a possible attack. AllContinue Reading »
“I can do everything, but with pain.” “The pain doesn’t stop me but it is always there.” These are statements I hear all the time from my patients. Here is another one: “I don’t have pain when I exercise or move, the minute I stop the pain comes back.” What is going on here?? Well, whatContinue Reading »
Physical therapists, who are experts in restoring and improving motion, recommend that elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. With emergency rooms experiencing 47, 000 fall-related visits annually from senior citizens due to improper use and fit of walkingContinue Reading »
Falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. Physical therapists can help prevent falls withContinue Reading »
How does the balance system work? Your sense of balance comes from many different systems working together to create stability of your body and your vision. Good balance depends on correct sensory information, proper use of that information by the brain, and the right response from the muscles. The sensory information that is needed comesContinue Reading »